Green Glue History, in the beginning

In 2003, Ted White was just completing an extensive home theater build in his home. All available sound isolation technologies and techniques were deployed; however, when completed, the overall sound isolation was lacking, and White was very disappointed.

Ted White started the Green Glue Revolusion in 2003 and sold to Saint-Gobain in 2008 - View Green Glue History

White presented his dissatisfaction to his acquaintance Brian Ravnaas from the Ravnaas Group, Inc of Fargo, North Dakota. At that time, the Ravnaas Group was involved with developing highly specialized polymer solutions for various companies. Ravnaas and White started a dialog regarding the potential market for sound isolation and various solutions that might be available to solve this common deficiency in performance. As chance would have it, Ravnaas was also a high-end audio enthusiast and clearly understood acoustics and the physics involved.

By combining these interests and skill sets, the concept of somehow inserting a damping layer into the construction was first introduced. Brian Ravnaas introduced his brother Brent Ravnaas to the project, and the two set about the task of testing different damping concepts. Blocks and sheets of cured damping materials were evaluated; it became clear that the best results would come from damping the massive drywall itself with a semi-liquid paste. Green Glue was born, and in 2003 Audio Alloy LLC was created as the company to manufacture and market the new Green Glue product.

The company took a grassroots approach to the initial marketing by addressing the rapidly growing online community of home theater construction enthusiasts. The product was met with immediate enthusiasm, and the initial sales paid for the requisite acoustic lab testing. At that time, a growing dealer network was established, and the intense, loyal internet following made Green Glue a common internet term. Following the success of the Green Glue product launch, the company changed its name to Green Glue Company, Inc.

Further product R&D based on market needs led to the development of additional products, such as a Green Glue Noiseproofing Sealant and highly effective Noiseproofing Clips. In 2008 the Green Glue Company was sold to Saint-Gobain.


The Green Glue Noiseproofing System can also help you achieve LEED Certification.

Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound and Sealant have been validated for use in any fire-rated assembly according to the International Building Code, and it has been independently tested by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for fire safety and environmental impact.

The Green Glue Noiseproofing System is designed to reduce the impact of noise, so you can live and work in a more peaceful environment with less stress.

We are committed to the values of sustainability and environmental stewardship in our manufacturing practices. Green Glue container tubes, for example, are made out of 100% recycled materials.

Green Glue Coverage

The ideal coverage should be uniform throughout the sheet using 1 - 2 loads/tubes. Do not use more than 3 loads/tubes per sheet since too thick a layer will cause performance to drop. Green Glue will compress to a thin film. This film will not be continuous, and there will be desirable gaps and pockets in the coverage.

Cleanup - Green Glue is Sticky

There is nothing harmful about Green Glue, but warn your installers that it can be tough to clean up after it has dried. Take precautions such as drop cloths and latex gloves when using Green Glue. Take care to remove the Green Glue from unwanted surfaces before it dries. Use 70% Isopropyl Alcohol to clean up Green Glue.

Green Glue Dry Time

Assemble the Green Glue panels within 15 minutes after Green Glue applied. Sheets must be screwed together while the Green Glue is still wet.

Allow Green Glue 30 days of drying time for optimal sound isolation performance. Keeping the room warm and air dry will speed drying.